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Once harvest wraps up for another year, producers often spend some time reflecting on what went well, and what could have gone better over the past growing season.
Agriculture This Week - The love-hate of trees

Agriculture This Week - The love-hate of trees

There is an old adage about history often repeating itself, and that might just be the case when it comes to farm shelterbelts. As long as there have been farms, farmers have always had a sort of love-hate relationship with trees.
Agriculture This Week - Examining the USMCA deal

Agriculture This Week - Examining the USMCA deal

To the surprise of many in the face of the rhetoric of American president Donald Trump, a new North American trade deal has been hammered out. The reaction has been generally positive, at least in this country among farm organizations.
Competition highlighting farm chore skills

Competition highlighting farm chore skills

It was a day for working horses, and the people that love them, as a Chore Team Challenge was held at Tail Winds Arena.
Agriculture This Week - Protecting foundational genetics important

Agriculture This Week - Protecting foundational genetics important

If you are a regular reader of this space, and thanks to those who are, then you know I am a believer in maintaining older genetics, whether they are within a heritage breed of livestock, or in the plants from which our current crops evolved.
Wet weather stalls harvest progress

Wet weather stalls harvest progress

A wet and cool week stalled most harvest operations in the province. Sixty-two per cent of the crop is now in the bin, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2013-2017) average is 53 per cent for this time of year.
Agriculture This Week - Influencing animal genetics - Part 2

Agriculture This Week - Influencing animal genetics - Part 2

Last week I filled this space with thoughts on how over the centuries, farmers and pet hobbyists have modified a number of species through selective breeding.
Early snow

Early snow

Snow, which started falling Sept. 21 and continued Sept. 22, left swathes in the Canora area covered. The snow melted, but it will take some good weather before farmers can combine the crops.
Students learn in the field

Students learn in the field

Yorkton and area students were given a hands-on look at where their food comes from with a fall visit to the local ‘Pizza Farm’ last week.
Agriculture This Week - Altering genetics long part of things

Agriculture This Week - Altering genetics long part of things

Recently I was doing some net surfing to pass the time, and ended up visiting a number of sites related to the hobby of keeping pigeons.